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Dec 19, 2012 11:35pm PST
president obama vows to take action against guns and a culture of violence and faces some tough questions from one of our own. >> this is not the first issue, the first incident of horrific gun violence of your four years. where have you been? >>> from the global resources of abc news, with cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, and terry moran in washington, this is a special edition of "nightline" -- tragedy at sandy hook, the search for solutions. >>> good evening. i'm terry moran. today the shattered community of newtown, connecticut, mourned the young teacher who died trying to protect her first grade class, while school districts across the country are now beefing up security. in the wake of this tragedy, schools nationwide are grappling with the difficult questions about keeping their students safe, including the debate over arming teachers with guns. here's alex perez. >> reporter: she came face to face with unthinkable horror and fought to save her first graders. laid to rest today, 27-year-old sandy hook teacher vicki soto. those remembers her we're green rib
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Dec 20, 2012 4:00am PST
, president obama issued a resounding call to action. >> this is not some washington commission. >> reporter: the president announced a powerful team of cabinet members, now have the new task of creating immediate reforms to prevent more shootings. and the vice president isn't wasting any time in getting to action. today, planning to convene a meeting of top law enforcement officials from all around the country, trying to brainstorm a way forward. live in sandy hook, mark greenblatt. rob and sunny, back to you. >> the fallout from the tragedy, remarkable. thank you for the live report. >>> and the sides placing new restrictions on so-called assault weapons. the white house is also looking at other solutions to the nation's gun problem. among the considerations, better funding for mental health counseling. also, steps to keep society from glamorizing guns and violence. the president is promising to send the idea to congress by the end of january. >>> in response to the washington talk about gun control, sales are surging at gun shops. a store in charlotte, north carolina, wracked up more than
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Dec 28, 2012 5:30pm PST
for immediate action is here. it is now. and the american people are not going to have any patience for a politically, self-inflicted wound to our economy. >> reporter: there are signs of progress. mitch mcconnell and harry reid have agreed to spend the next 24 hours trying to come to a bipartisan agreement on a smaller fallback plan to keep at least some taxes from going up. after the meeting, house democrat leader nancy pelosi told us she's at least a little encouraged. >> it was constructive. as i say, candor is constructive, and i think it moved us forward, but we'll see. >> reporter: it was the first meeting with the president and all the congressional leaders in six weeks. it follows an impasse that has shaken wall street, the dow down more than 400 points since talks stalled last week. and on main street, business owners like drew greenblatt, who owns a wire basket manufacturing company in baltimore, say the coming fiscal cliff is already causing pain because they just don't know what will happen to their taxes. >> right now we're doing our budget. we're deciding how many peo
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Dec 19, 2012 5:30pm PST
action in the wake of tragedy. president obama saying today he will use all the powers of his office to help americans work together to end an epidemic of gun violence in this country. so, what will the president do first? abc's jake tapper was there and questioned the president today. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. after years of what critics charge has been not much discussion and even less action on the issue of addressing gun violence, today, president obama said that the tragedy at sandy hook changed everything, and now focusing on these issues will be at the forefront of his agenda. the president promised action. >> so, i will use all the powers of this office to help advance efforts aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. we won't prevent them all, but that can't be an excuse not to try. >> reporter: he pledged that his administration would look at the mental health, education, cultural and gun control aspects of this tragedy. and to head the effort, he appointed vice president biden, an author of the 1994 crime bill, which contained a ban on some semiautomatic
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Dec 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
naturally. don't wait to feel great. miralax. >>> and now, "20/20" anchor chris cuomo goes into action, investigating some people who can ruin a family christmas. it is a new scam, with a new target, children who want puppies. and chris found out there are con artists stealing a lot of money. >> reporter: cole turner is a texas firefighter who was looking for a puppy for his 7-year-old little boy, ty, after their beloved dog was killed by a coyote. cole decided to go big this time. a great dane. >> so, maybe it wouldn't be such an appetizing thing to a coyote. >> reporter: turner found and online breeder, wired $600. but on the agreed-to day for delivery, no dog. and one brokenhearted boy. >> i really would like to find out who did this, who took my money? who made my son cry? >> reporter: turns out that online breeder was just a front. the turners had fallen prey to a huge international puppy-selling scam. based in nigeria, by men like these, shot by abc news. so, we went hunting for these ba-humbug brokers and found one offering french bulldog puppies. i'd like the dog as soon as pos
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Dec 14, 2012 11:00pm PST
since the columbine massacre. since then, their tactics have changed. >> we take immediate action. we know that lies are at stake and if there is an immediate shooting, our officers gather and engage. >> overall there was very little panic at local schools but definitely a solemn news that made parents want to be closer to their children today. >>> thanks very much. >>> there is a vigil of one in san jose we want to share with you. remarkable picture, the mother shared this photo. the little girl lighting a candle. some just his change. san jose loves connecticut. that is sandy hook elementary school. >> we have a lot more as the tragedy unfolds. stay with us for continuing coverage. receive urgent updates by downloading our free news app and opting for a push notification. find the latest at abc7news.com and updating our facebook page and also on twitter. >> we're going to move on. there are some changes in our weather as we hit the weekend. meteorologist sandhya patel is here with the latest on the forecast. >> the rain we had today is long go gone but more rain coming in. live dopp
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Dec 15, 2012 6:00am PST
parents as they rushed to the school. >> she talks about the heroic actions of her teacher. >> what do you remember? what happened? >> we got to school and did everything we needed to and then we heard this racket at a classroom. we were all scared. then we heard them say go in your cubbies. >> everybody went to their cubbies? >> uh-huh. >> did you hear any more bad noises? >> yes. >> while that was going on your teacher was reading you books and keeping you calm? >> yeah. >> you have a good teacher don't you? >> uh-huh. >> you love your teacher? >> yes. >> did your teacher seem nervous? >> no. >> she just kept her calm and told you a story. >> uh-huh. >> you remember which one? >> she read us the nut cracker and another book that was about christmas. >> i love the nut cracker. do you love it? >> yes. >> i am afraid of the mouse king. ill scary. let's be honest, right? not just me. you are in there, how do you leave the classroom? >> we got in a line and we had our close our eyes. >> you had to close your eyes? >> yes. >> and when you opened them where were you? >> we were walking down
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Dec 20, 2012 1:40am PST
about gun control. but one amazing young man has taken action. >> and he has been for years, in fact. that's because he's a survivor of another school shooting and has travelled the country to reveal just how easy it is to put lethal firepower in just about anybody's hands. abc's terry moran has more. >> reporter: this heartbreaking season continues in newtown. this season of funerals. as the country struggles to make sense of the horror, there's a voice you should hear. >> i know what it's like. it's the worst day of their life. it's chaotic. it's hopeless. [ sirens blaring ] >> reporter: colin knows what it's like to be in a classroom when an armed madman bursts in and starts shooting people. colin was a student at virginia tech. >> it was the most terrifying nine and a half minutes of my entire life. >> reporter: he was hit by four bullets. three of them are still in him. weeks after the shooting, he recalled those moments. >> the shooter came inside, and we were all on the ground, not moving, not making a scene at all. just lying there, acting -- playing dead, almost every one of
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Dec 4, 2012 4:00am PST
, the u.s. will see that as a very aggressive action. last month, the iranians tried to shoot down a u.s. drone in the same place. almost exactly a year ago, the iranians brought down a high-tech drone, one used by the cia. that was inside iranian territory. as you said, this will raise tensions in a very sensitive area. u.s. has thousands of service members in the gulf, just a few miles from iran. and the u.s. continues to accuse iran of trying to develop a nuclear weapon. ron? paula? >> nick schifrin with the latest from london. thank you, nick. we'll see you in just a moment. >>> also from london, kate middleton, the duchess of cambridge, is hospitalized there, for a second day. doctors are keeping a close eye on the 30-year-old future queen of england, whose pregnancy was announced just yesterday. >> now, kate is suffering from a rare and severe form of morning sickness. the palace says she is expected to stay in the hospital for several days and will need a period of rest when she's released. we'll have more from london on the royal baby news a little later. >>> also this mornin
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Dec 19, 2012 6:00pm PST
promising swift action in the aftermath of the connecticut tragedy. a solution involving more than just gun control. >> a new stalemate over tax hikes and spending cuts. a potential impact that could send the country over the fiscal cliff. >> zero dark thirty. the hunt for osama bin laden. our don sanchez liked it but it's not winning awards on capitol hill. >>> the president has announced a task force to take on the job of tightening gun controls. will head the group. é@m?çatthews is here with week we've been hearing gun control activists calling for tighter controls and some gun rights members are joining them. the president promised action on several fronts. >> the president started by saying this task force will produce change into is not something where folks are going to be studying for six months and publishing a report. that gets read, then... push add side. >> the president wants congress to vote next year on an assault weapons ban. a ban on high capacity clips and closing the gun show loophole so that all gun buyers will be subject to background checks. he wants recommendat
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Dec 18, 2012 1:40am PST
families of sandy hook, the president pledged action to prevent more tragedies, to save future children. >> because what choice do we have? are we prepared to say such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom? >> reporter: but a couple hundred people who marched from capitol hill to the offices of the national rifle association, and new york city michael bloomberg standing with victims of gun violence, there is one issue to confront -- access to guns. >> this is just ridiculous. this is an outrage. we are killing each other. and we're the only industrialized country in the world doing it. >> reporter: proposals being pushed in congress include reinstating the ban on certain types of semiautomatic rifles, which expired in 2004. and banning high capacity magazines. even some gun stalwarts such as west virginia democratic senator joe manchin sounded a bit more compromising. >> i don't know anyone in the sporting or hunting arena that goes out with an assault rifle. i don't know anybody that needs 30 rounds in a clip to go hunting. >> r
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Dec 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
president suggested he might take some action. >> we're going to have to come together to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this regardless of the politics. >> the only action we know for sure he would take is this one. >> this evening, michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do, which is hug our children a little tighter, and we'll tell them that we love them. and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. >> reporter: earlier tonight, the president was scheduled to spend time with the first lady and first daughters, we're presuming that hug took place. house speaker john boehner announced that he would forego the traditional weekly republican address so the president could speak for the entire nation at this time of mourning. >> all right, jake, reporting in from the white house. >>> still ahead here on "world news," more from the tragedy of the elementary school. we asked the experts, the fbi profilers, about the men behind these gun assaults. and we'll tell you what they told us today. >>> today's tragedy comes on the heels of t
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Dec 1, 2012 4:00pm PST
people said goodbye to the uss enterprise which was deactivated in virginia today. it's seen action in every major conflict since the cuban missile crisis. the military will remove its nuclear fuel and then scrap it for parts. >> ahead, making the holidays special for those in need. an effort kicks off to provide toys to some 3,000 bay area children this holiday season. >> and taking a live look at live doppler 7hd, tracking the third storm to hit the bay area this week. meteorologist leighkx ñ >> ama: nancy pelosi has been recognized for her work the fight against aids. she was honored during a world aids day ceremony this afternoon in golden gate park. she was recognized for he volunteer work and for helping create the memorial. the group also awarded a scholarship to a woman who teaches teens about a.i.d.s. >> the bridge between the older generation and the youth could be -- i don't know any youth who want to sit down with a 40-year-old and talk about hiv, so i'm the bridge and make them feel comfortable. >> the event kicked off a attempt to raise money for the national dough mades
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Dec 22, 2012 4:00am PST
cavalcade of stars demanding action. >> demand a plan. >> reporter: but the nra is making clear, that plan had better not infringe on the right of gun owners. for "good morning america," pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> battle lines are clearly drawn. we'll get more on that story, coming up in the broadcast. >>> let's get over to ron for the latest headlines. >> hey, there. good morning, everyone. three people have been arrested for the deadly explosion that devastated an indiana neighborhood last month. the homeowner and boyfriend. there was evidence that the gas lines were tampered with. >>> and a federal judge has given final approval to bp's settlement on the massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico. the oil giant has estimated it will take $7.8 billion to help out businesses and individuals affected by the oil spill. >>> and the tennis umpire who was accused of murdering her husband has her job back. prosecutors dropped the case last month against her because of insufficient evidence. goodman was suspended from her job after her arrest in august. >>> and a crowd in texas go
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Dec 17, 2012 11:00am PST
vowing to take action using the power of his office to make sure that another massacre like this happens again. >> we can't tolerate this anymore. >> after they are laid arrest res today the rest of the children will be buried later this week. >>> this morning, we're hearing a new story of survival. sandy hook school nurse is talking for the first time about the moment when she said she knew something terrible was happening. in an exclusive interview she said she heard loud upcoming noises and hid under her compute desk. >> i could see him from the knees down. >> right in front of you? >> 20 feet away, his boots were facing my desk and then he turned around walked out. i heard the door close. >> she and the school secretary called 911 and stay lid en for almost four hours. they were petrified and didn't know how many shooters there were. >> there is are in details about the gunman. a spokesman says lanza took classes there when she was just 16 even earning some a's but eventually dropping out. faculty member he suffered a condition where he physically felt no pain. >> if he cut himself o
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Dec 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
tactics. >> if there is a violent incidents ongoing, active shooter we make immediate action. we know that lives are at stake. if there is immediacy, our 8ht:sb to gather and engage. >> as schools chief says, single most effective security measure of all is awareness that, is what they tell students. if you notice something, tell an adult. call 911. thank you. >> schools around the bay trying to help students and staff deal with this tragedy n union city, school district officials consoled each other. one psychologist figuring older kids were likely to learn about the connecticut shooting through social media. she also helped to craft an e mail to go staff and teacher as cross the district. >> look for in students that might, this might have a big impact on wh. to refer them for services. >> in oakland, administrators say they're trying to give out information without drama tiesing it and trying to reassure students they have many people looking out for them. >> so, once again air, shooting massacre rekindling long running debate in this country, being talked about with renewed v
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Dec 3, 2012 11:35pm PST
action and release the information earlier than they probably had intended. kate is less than 12 weeks pregnant. prime minister david cameron got tipped off earlier today. >> i got a note in a meeting, and found it difficult to keep it to myself. >> reporter: three decades since the media and masses were in a frenzy about princess diana's pregnancy with william. >> diana very charmingly told everyone and she said i've got the most dreadful morning sickness. diana suffered from it too and totally, totally miserable at the beginning of her pregnancy. >> reporter: this media will create a media storm, tonight already clamoring outside the hospital. >> and when it came to royal parenting, diana, they laughed together and tight bond that charles wasn't fortunate to have with his mother when he was a child, she was busy being queen, it was a different world and time. i think we'll see a lot more of the diana-style parenting from kate than the old-fashioned way charles had. >> reporter: they spent much of the last year celebrating the queen's diamond jubilee as her ambassadors abroad in
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Dec 26, 2012 4:00am PST
heat, hosting the oklahoma city thunder. fourth quarter action. dwyane wade to the rack. throws it down. defending champs up four. the 1-point game inside of 30 seconds. lebron, such great vision. finds chris bosh. miami up three. other end, kevin durant, three-time nba leading scorer. misses. okc with the offensive rebound. russell westbrook misses. looks like he was fouled. no call. he's upset. and the heat win the rematch of the finals. >>> elsewhere, kobe and the lakers, hosting the knicks. kobe and carmelo put on a show and delivered on christmas like santa claus. in transition, anthony sticks the three. later, melo finished with 34. knicks would lead by nine at one point in the third quarter. but the lakers come back. closing seconds. kobe the hoop. l.a. down one, entering the fourth. now, lakers up three. bryant, made all eight of his shots in the paint. 9-straight games scoring at least 30. ensuing knicks possession. carmelo knocked it down. knicks down three. just over 30 seconds to go. j.r. smith, off-balance and off the mark. lakers get the rebound. still a three-point l
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Dec 3, 2012 11:00am PST
marriage equality will have to wait for now. this morning the u.s. supreme court took no action on prop 8. the justices were expected to announce whether they will review the legality of prop 8. the high court also took no action on several cases involving the u.s. defense of marriage act which denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples. the next conference will take place try day >>> oscar grant case in court again today unarmed oakland man shot to death by police officer johannes mehserle in 2009. officers for other officers involved in that shooting are appealing a federal judge's ruling they are not immune from liability in the family's civil suit against bart. the jury found mehserle guilty of involuntary manslaughter. >>> head of muni has a plan to appease critics of the city's central subway plan. muni chief wants to extent the central line through chinatown north along stockton street into north beach. he wants a station built at old pagoda theater on columbus and powell. north beach residents have been vocal about the disruption. the current plan calls for tunneling to
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Dec 28, 2012 4:00am PST
session. but members of congress understand the 11th-hour actions may not be enough to appease the public. >> the american people have a right to be very upset with this congress. >> reporter: the fiscal cliff would bring massive tax increases and deep spending cuts. the treasury department would have trouble paying its bills. many economists worry the financial woes would plunge the u.s. back into a recession. just one possible effect of the fiscal cliff. milk prices could spike $2 or $3 a gallon, because farm programs will expire at the end of the year. some are calling that dairy cliff. live in new york, wendy gillette. >> wendy gillette in new york. thank you. >>> the country has lost one of its great warriors. tributes are pouring in this morning for retired general norman schwarzkopf. the general died yesterday in tampa after a battle with pneumonia. schwarzkopf commanded "operation desert storm" that drove iraqi forces from kuwait. in retirement, he championed causes. norman schwarzkopf was 78. >>> now, to former president george h.w. bush's condition. his chief of staff say
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Dec 13, 2012 11:35pm PST
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Dec 24, 2012 4:00am PST
tom cruise action thriller, "jack reemp" was second. and the come by, "this is 40" opened in third. >>> when we come back, stunning words from mitt romney's son about whether his dad ever really wanted to be president. >>> also, throwing it all way. a misplaced pass leads to playoff hopes dashed. stay with us. like a lot of things, trying to find a better job can be frustrating. so at university of phoenix we're working with a growing list of almost two thousand corporate partners - companies like microsoft, american red cross and adobe - to create options for you. not only that, we're using what we learn from these partners to shape our curriculum, so that when you find the job you want you'll be a perfect fit. let's get to work. daisy is 100% pure with nothing else added. meals are simply better with a dollop of daisy. ♪ ♪ do a dollop, do, do a dollop of daisy ♪ >>> some pretty heavy snow is making it a great holiday week for skiers around lake tahoe. drivers, not so much. some resorts got up to three feet over the weekend with another foot or two expected overnight. it goe
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Dec 19, 2012 1:40am PST
relying on local militias. but it recommends no disciplinary action right now. the report also says the attack was the work of terrorists and that there was no protest outside the consulate before the attack despite those initial reports. of course, now the reason that turned into such a political football, we saw what happened to susan rice and that's a reason perhaps why she got derailed as potential secretary of state to follow hillary clinton. so the report kind of blames the system, but not any one individual, but says repeated requests for security were not followed by the folks on capitol hill, the state department or the white house. >> and secretary of state clinton at least has taken responsibility in a sense for the shortcomings and said we're already on the path to fixing this. that's a good thing for her, because many people are saying why didn't you testify in front of the committee about benghazi? >> she was sick, but some folks said interesting timing on that. particularly if she is eyeing a run in 2016. she didn't want that sound bite to live on forever if benghazi
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Dec 31, 2012 3:00am PST
called for immediate action but there was no vote in the senate. >> we're going to come in at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, and we'll have further announcements perhaps at 11:00 in the morning. i certainly hope so. >> reporter: minority leader mitch mcconnell called vice president biden in for help. biden is now said to be playing a direct role. >> there's no single issue that remains an impossible sticking point. the sticking point appears to be a willingness and interest or frankly the courage to close the deal. >> reporter: if congress doesn't act soon, drastic spending cuts will go into effect and taxes go up for everyone. the tax impact for the average american family, more than $3,400. senate leaders continued to work on the stop gap bill. but sticking points remain. >> there's still significant difference between the two sides. but negotiations continue. >> reporter: reid said negotiations will continue through the night, with just hours left until that deadline. john and paula? >> preeti, thank you. >> so they are working right now, hopefully on something -- senator mitch mcconne
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Dec 10, 2012 11:00am PST
, critical day of action ahead of the fiscal cliff, rallies planned for today in the bay area to send a message to washington. >>> fallout from that radio station stunt that preceded the suicide of a british nurse. we'll hear from the deejays. >>> new information about what hostess did to their employees' pension accounts in the weeks before the company's liquidation. >>> new report says china will soon out-rank the u.s. as leading economic power. china's economy growing at healthier pace forecasts by 2030, asia will surpass north america and europe combined of global power based on gross domestic product growth, investment in technology. >>> president obama will make his first comments later today in detroit on his one-on-one talks at the white house yesterday with house speaker boehner to dodge that fiscal cliff. yesterday's mattering was the first since election day. mr. obama is expected to reveal details when he speaks to auto work there's afternoon. >>> "wall street journal" reporting hostess used employee pension money to stay afloat as it sank deeper toward bankruptcy. it isn'
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Dec 15, 2012 12:00am PST
. >> reporter: today the president suggested he might take some action. >> we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. >> reporter: it was unclear what meaningful action the president intended, whether gun control or something to do with the mentally ill or something else. the only action we knew for sure he would take was this one. >> this evening, michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do, which is hug our children a little tighter, and we'll tell them that we love them and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. >> reporter: the president later today visited with his family and appeared at a holiday reception. we had a tough day today, he told the crowd. we did. and there are some people who will now have nothing but tough days for the rest of their lives. this is jake tapper for "nightline" at the white house. >> our thanks to you, jake. >>> just ahead, what we've learned today about this extraordinary community as we bring you incredible images of the town banding t
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Dec 18, 2012 6:00am PST
? new information on that. >>> the sporting goods store taking new action in response to the tragedy in >>> good morning. 6:15. i just updated temperatures, 33 fairfield, napa 34, santa rosa 36, concord 37 livermore, san jose los gatos 41, 42 fremont, 44 oakland, 45 san francisco, san rafael. 48 half moon bay. eight to 21° cooler than yesterday definitely bundle up as you step out. sunshine today, low to mid 50s showers over the ocean frosty just about everywhere tomorrow morning, high clouds and sun low to mid 50s, get ready for the wet weather blustery conditions thursday into friday. >>> special tribute got underway in connecticut honoring the lives lost in friday's tragic shooting in newtown. the university of connecticut men's basketball team played its first game. the team, cheerleaders and others formed a circle around center court, some held candles, wore special patches sh for sandy hook some had it on their faces. monday night football also paid tribute. the new york giants and titans held a moment of silence before the start of the game last night flags flew at half-staff
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Dec 23, 2012 4:00am PST
to make you feel like you're part of the action, custom jersey with your college number and roberts on the back. >> like it. >> robin, merry christmas. >> great doctor. >> the knicks beyond the dreams foundation. >> amar'e looked like he was having fun. >> on christmas day amar'e's knicks play and that's christmas day, they play the lakers. >> can a woman be fired for being too hot? the answer in one state is yes and we'll hear from the woman who lost her job because of it. >> wait till you hear how the court ruled on it. >> some of the most expensive gives on the market including a $100,000 jet pack which i got to test drive with mixed results. >> more of the joyous sounds of the boys and girls choir of harlem ensemble. ♪ i must have the wrong house. sister? we missed you. they waited up all night for you, you know. it's a long way from west africa. ahh...coffee. [ inhales deeply ] he's here. i brought you something. [ chuckles ] really? ♪ [ chuckles ] what are you doing? you're my present this year. ♪ the best part of wakin' up ♪ is folgers in your cup ♪ i woke up to a f
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Dec 29, 2012 11:00pm PST
injured shoulder. more than 140 responders were on the scene and kick action is credited for preventing a bigger disaster. >> did a great job. setting up the command system. >> ama: investigators say the fire erupted in the rear of a lower level apartment unit and there were working smoke detectors in the build writh started. >> on the peninsula, three horses were killed on highway 2880 after escaping from a farm. two horses were struck by a car around 5:00 a.m., and the third horse was hit moments later by another car. northbound lanes of 280 nor of al pipe road were closed for two hours. all four horses escaped from a ranch bat mile from the freeway. >> the last one that put the horse away thought the gate was locked good, and obviously it wasn't. and it's a shame we lost three horses. the only good thing is that the gentleman that hit them is doing okay, i guess. >> ama: the drives of both cars were hospitalized with nonlife-threatening injuries. >> with new year's eve two days away, the local police agencies and chp are staffing dui checkpoints. checkpoints will be in operation in the
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Dec 20, 2012 6:00pm PST
take action to try to stop shootings. the mayor says he's supporting local legislation on gun controls. supervisor cohen will produce laws on january 15th. the first banning certain ammo like hollow point bullet autos so on impact, it has abilities to explode in a larger radius. and when it hits, the body, then, it becomes this kind ofk'e body in a larger way. >> the mayor says this type was designed for law enforcement, not for people on the streets of san francisco. dr. campbell is a surgeon at sf general. >> larger weapons create devastations in victims. when they strike a victim, it's like a bomb going off. >> second proposal would require police to be notified when someone buys 500 or more rounds of ammunition. used for assault weapons. >> so we cannot only track those people that are buying ammunition, but frequency of purchase, as you can stockpile that ammunition. >> the mayor says he will reach out to other mayors to convince them to adopt similar legislation. >> and california senator announced she will support or introduce a ban, bill, also in january. and the mayor
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Dec 20, 2012 6:00am PST
president obama is calling for meaningful action soon on gun reform. ♪ ♪ ♪ amazing grace ♪ >> reporter: tears flowed freely neighboring communities came together for a tribute to newtown. >> benjamin, one of the greatest in heaven. >> reporter: funeral processions seeped to spread across connecticut, children and adults. more than 100 firefighters honored young daniel who wanted to grow up to be one of them. >> very upsetting that these young kids had their lives taken so early. >> reporter: mourners paid respect to sandy hook principal and teacher soto. >> i think any teacher what do what she did and not blink and just do whatever had to be done to protect those children. >> reporter: rebirth of sorts o for sandy hook students some got first look at new classrooms on loanhá from a neighboring town the principal taking the helm here will come out of retirement as a former sandy hook principal. in washington president obama issued resounding call to action. >> the president: this is not some washington commission. >> reporter: the president announced powerful team of ca
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Dec 23, 2012 5:00pm PST
action -- afc north. the giants are still alive but need a lot of health. >> cowboys and saints, tony romo, hits miles austin in the end zone. cowboys scored two tds in the final four minutes to send it to overtime. drew brees, also luck here in o.t. colston fumbles to the dallas 2-yard line. saints then kick the game-winner. cowboys can still make the playoffs. saints are out but win in o.t. >> cowboys need to win next week every the red cowboys, washington facing the eagles, rg3 rhode. redskins i can clinch with wayne over dallas next week. >> the nfc has three spots open with six teams vying for the final three spots next weekend, and the niners kick off right about now. >> ama: the rain is on the move. here's a live look at doppler 7 hd. you can see a wide range of you can see a wide range of showers tipping at this hour. you know how much grandma wanted to be here for your fist christmas? you see grandma lives waaaay down here, and you live way up here. brian, your cousin, he's a little bit older than you, he lives here, in chicago. and your aunt lisa lives here, in baltimo
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Dec 29, 2012 6:00pm PST
., demonstrated for action against all violence. organizes met at the corner of 29th avenue and international boulevard. the grassroots operation is calling on city officials to make public safety a priority. >> preparations are underway for the 124th annual rose parade. volunteers are getting the impressive floats parade ready. this year's theme is "oh, the places you'll go." the parade features the valley christian high school band from san jose. you can watch the parade new year's morning at 8:00 right here on abc-7 news. leigh glaser is off today but lisa argen. it's been really cold. >> lisa: temperatures taking a tumble. we'll see fog in the north and east bay valleys. this is from the emeryville camera. temperatures this morning, chilly with the rain. tomorrow morning and monday morning, we could see some frost, and we're not done, with the possibility of high elevation snow. here's a look at live doppler 7hd. we do have some rain from southern california and also the snow in the mountains. so, this is the same system that dropped parallel to the coast yesterday, and brought most of th
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Dec 18, 2012 11:35pm PST
, so therefore, they're deciding well, perhaps i should take action now. >> reporter: despite the cash registers ringing, it's not an easy time to be in the gun business. walmart, the nation's largest seller of guns and ammunition, has pulled their version of the bushmaster semiautomatic rifle similar to the one used in the shooting off its website. outdoor retailer cabella's has decided not to carry the gun used in the shooting in its one store in connecticut. while dick's sporting goods is taking it a step further. company temporarily suspending a whole category of modern sporting rifles at its more than 500 stores in 44 states nationwide. many public companies are torn between showing sensitivity towards what happened in newtown and trying to make a profit. what do you feel like the responsibility is for the companies, their fiduciary responsibility versus being sensitive? >> the sandy hook tragedy profoundly affected a large number of americans, so i think they're going to tread lightly and do their best to challenge both of those obligations. their obligation to be respectful to t
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Dec 28, 2012 4:30am PST
said the house will take action on whatever the senate can pass. >>> all the early season rain and snow we've been getting has water experts optimistic about california's water supply. the storms have replenished many reservoirs snow has increased snow back to nearly 150% of normal. >> partial supply in the barn either in reservoir storm or snow pack. however, it still depends on the remainder of the season 2/3 of the wet season is still let. >> snow pack runoff normally provides cal with a third of its water supply. >>> more -- more water on the way. >> this storm is so close to the coast it probably won't get snow in the sierra. good morning. because the storm is so close to the coast we have a high surf advisory be detail out there, dangerous rip currents as the storm passes today through tomorrow. beautiful picture from mount tamalpais this morning on san francisco you can see the embarcadero center still illuminateed. live doppler you can see over the ocean where we are tracking light rain now, probably not making it to the ground yet undercut by dry air bringing cool conditio
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Dec 20, 2012 11:00pm PST
half hours. the warriors are back in action tomorrow night at home against charlotte then kobe and lakers on sachlts on the court tonight oklahoma city with 12 game whip streak but love can not be stopped. i keep telling dan this. kevin love. 28 points. t-wolves up by 12. durrant check this out. high off the top of the backboard hit it was up there. and goes. 33 forth durrant. jj was like hair was on fire late in the game. 4 of the 18 points come in the fourth quarter. t-wolves and okc 12 game sizzle 99-93. nhl heading right over their own fiscal cliff. on this day 96 of the nhl lock out. league has cancelled games through january the 14th. if new collective bargaining agreement not reached some time in january, the knit wit that run the league will preside over the second lost season due to labor dispute since 2004. brighter side warriors head coach jackson at pier 30. san francisco firefighters annual holiday toy drive this afternoon. this is massive effort. more than 200,000 toys gather for some 40,000 needy kids and it is a terrific cause. >> this is what it's all about. it's a
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Dec 20, 2012 11:35pm PST
action is just heating up at the eagle gun range in dallas. a place that offers pictures with santa and his ar-15 bushmaster. >> ho-ho-ho, merry christmas. >> anything to get the kids in and have something fun to do. >> david prince runs the range. they do birthday parties, bachelor parties. and yes, even ladies night, where the range is filled with pink guns, pink targets, and a little friendly sass. >> not going to break a nail. >> it's a different kind of girls night out. >> the women really have taken on to the sport. they quadruple the number in the last five years. >> it's just nice to see women coming together and shooting guns. usually people are like oh, guns, it's scary. but now i love shooting my gun. >> okay, you're a badass. >> back in chicago, dr. andrew dennis is among those who enjoy a trip to the shooting range, but he knows that much like his scalpel, guns are tools that can help or harm. he's among the countless people wondering where we can find a common sense fix. can america live by the gun without dying by the gun? the search for solutions when we return. a gr
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Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm PST
pedestrians were struck, so far this year. 17 pedestrians have been killed in action. the district attorney announced that a new campaign would be kicked off called don't rush. urging to drive with caution during the holidays. >> thank you. >> police are investigating yet another incident. a parent spotted the device around 1:00 this after the in. classes had been dismissed for the day. the school was on lock down. free, police arrested two teen-aged boys. >> a frightening accident overnight involving two men in a laundry delivery truck. the truck burst into flames after hitting a power pole around 3:30 this morning. the men jumped from the tuck surrounded by live wires. authorities say the driver is a volunteer firefighter. the accident happened in front of the alameda county juvenile hall. 35 juveniles were evacuated. >> police are investigating a double shooting in the same neighborhood where a man was shot to death saturday night. sky 7>í4' was where the two men were shot this morning. both men expected to recover. block way from where the 34-year-old was shimd knox arrests been made.
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Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
for immediate action is here. >> just four days until taxes go up for all americans. tonight, what you're telling washington. >>> not again, a giant storm on the move tonight, tracking where and when it will hit. >>> scare at sea, the cruise ship nightmare unfolding, the captain who warned the passengers ahead of time, but it didn't work. >>> and at last. ♪ at last >> the american greats we lost this year. ♪ moon river >> the lasting gifts and the laughs they leave behind. >> everything you do, do it cool. stan
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Dec 11, 2012 11:35pm PST
. >> rolling, quiet, please. action. >> reporter: here we are behind the scenes of "downton abbey" filmed in a real castle, not a sound stage. >> you can come up. it's a girl. >> reporter: a sneak peek at the series about to hit your screens, perhaps the most unlikely smash hit on american tv. it's just so downright british. but it's a soap opera so soaked in history that even pseudo intellects confess their love of it. a blend of crumbling bricks, corsets, men dying in their own beds and englishness. >> of course. would happen to a foreigner. it's typical. >> don't be ridiculous. >> i'm not being ridiculous. no englishman would dream of dying in someone else's house. >> reporter: hugh bonnville plays the patriarch trying to marry off his three daughters the keep the estate in the family. >> you could stay here if you married matthew. >> you know i'd never marry any man that i was told to. >> reporter: it's unexpected formula for a ratings bonanza. >> someone said it's like crack. >> it is. it's crack with a little bit of white tie and tails. >> lady mary is his eldest daughter. >> someone rec
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Dec 13, 2012 11:00pm PST
food bank. there's michael in action in walnut creek. all together you do naturallyed more than 22,000 dollars to the bay area food bank just yesterday. that translation is food for 70,000 people. share your hotel difficult food drive continues through december 31. easy to donate do so by calling this number on the screen. you can also get 10 dollars texting feed to this number on the screen. >>> that is such difference. so many people still in need this time of year. weather forecast rain is coming and you already know it's cold. >> really cold. sandy is here with the forecast. >> cold frosty tonight as we look at this. high clouds approaching. radar on mount saint helena track ago few drops as we head into tomorrow morning. right now you can see the chill in the air. 33 in nap a.close to freezing already in fairfield. 34. 35 in santa rosa. i just updated these so i thought would i shawr them with you. another frosty morning inland. chance of light rape tomorrow. more rain in the forecast for the weekend but don't cancel your plans. not going to be that bad. morning low down to
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Dec 14, 2012 1:05am PST
michael in action in walnut creek. all together you do naturallyed more than 22,000 dollars to the bay area food bank just yesterday. that translation is food for 70,000 people. share your hotel difficult food drive continues through december 31. by callingate do alling this number on the screen. you can also get 10 dollars texting feed to this number on the screen. >>> that is such difference. so many people still in need this time of year. weather forecast rain is coming and you already know it's cold. >> really cold. sandy is here with the forecast. >> cold frosty tonight as we look at this. high clouds approaching. radar on mount saint helena track ago few drops as we head into tomorrow morning. right now you can see the chill in the air. 33 in nap a.close to freezing already in fairfield. 34. 35 in santa rosa. i just updated these so i thought would i shawr them with you. another frosty morning inland. chance of light rape tomorrow. more rain in the forecast for the weekend but don't cancel your plans. not going to be that bad. morning low down toly the santa rosa. 32 napa livermo
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Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
turn in guns. the mayor urges congress to also take action and soon. >> cities and states but join with the federal government to do everything we can as quickly as we can. to keep our community safe. and to get deadly weapons off the streets. >> the mayor started that buy back about three years ago has been credited with taking weapons off the streets. >> the feds denied california's request to be exgrempt a key education law. state department of education was hoping to win a reprieve from no child left behind. the law punishes schools and districts if not enough students are proficient and n.english and math. 6,000 schools have been labeled as failing. the state argued the schools are being required to send sed aside funding for outside tutoring program autos "los angeles times" publish aid list unlike any other including thousands of confidential files of expected sex abuse within the boy scouts. the map posted online includes names of the alleged abusers and a copy of the original scouts report. the victims names do not appear. the boy scouts kept files for is own internal use and b
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Dec 17, 2012 4:00am PST
pushing for tougher gun laws and demanding action. >> no question. >>> up next, outside reactions to the tragedy. >> heart felt moments at nfl games and across the nation. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] when ziggy the cat appeared at their door, he opened up jake's very private world. at first, jake's family thought they saved ziggy, but his connection with jake has been a lifesaver. for a love this strong, his family only feeds him iams. compared to other leading brands, it has 50% more animal protein... ...to help keep ziggy's body as strong as a love that reaches further than anyone's words. iams. keep love strong. and with my bankamericard cash rewards credit card, i love 'em even more. i earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time. 2% on groceries. 3% on gas. automatically. no hoops to jump through. that's 1% back on... [ toy robot sounds ] 2% on pumpkin pie. and apple. 3% back on 4 trips to the airport. it's as easy as... -[ man ] 1... -[ woman ] 2... [ woman ] 3. [ male announcer ] the bankamericard cash rewards card. apply online or at a bank of america near you. but th
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Dec 8, 2012 5:00pm PST
time. even though he hasn't seen any regular season action, coach harbaugh is impressed. >> great progress from a.j. he has been -- executed well when he has been out there, so he has given great expert football reward effort. >> mike: when the raiders lost darren mcfadden to ankle injury they put the ball in the hand of carson palmer. unfortunately the raiders have lost six games. palmer has 30 interceptions, six fumble losses, and a big pick within the five yardline against denver thursday night. can't fault palmer. receivers have been banged it. now the coach is looking at the future of the team. >> i'm not displeased with carson. i think he'd be the first to admit when he makes a mistake and he understands, and he continues to work to try to lead this football team and he is one of the guys we have to lean on to go forward. >> mike: the 11 year army and navy faced off in one of the fiercest rivalries in football. playing nor the commander in chief's trophy, handed out to the best team among the three service academies. both teams beat air force so the trophy up for grabs. navy
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Dec 26, 2012 1:05am PST
and fish burn and samuel l jackson both at courtside. the fans got to see world peace in action. that is meta world peace. he had 16 of his 20 points in the second quarter. this basket put them up by three early in the fourth. but they couldn't slow down kobe briept. kobe bryant. he scored 30 or more points. clinging to a andthree-point lead and gasol comes up big. the lakers get back to 500 with their fifth victory 100-94. right after that contest was over the court had to be converted so the clippers could host denver. show time is back, but they now describe this l.a. team. now check out jordan with his own highlight real slam. they beat denver for their 14th win. 114* -- in a rematch, the thunder took on the heat. dwyane wade with an opening slams it through. kevin dure ranked -- kevin durant answers with his own jam. he scored a game high 33 points. lebron james lead and the heat up by three. time is running out, and russell westbrook is off the mark. miami hangs on to win it 103-97. it was a busy day for some of the nba's best. blake griffin andl paul and jason kidd and hardin i
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Dec 14, 2012 4:00am PST
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Dec 4, 2012 11:35pm PST
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Dec 26, 2012 2:40am PST
. join us with all the action, jason page. very good morning. let's talk with the celtics, off to a very rough start this season. some people saying they're not in the mix for the championship anymore. they did get some revenge today, though. >> they did. they got embarrassed about a month ago at home. brooklyn came in, pushed them around. doc rivers was so upset, he challenged his team, he said we're just not tough enough. today, they were tough enough. this is a prideful group of veterans. this is a veteran group, older players, guys that have pacing themselves as they go through the season. they want to be fresh for the playoffs. today, you could see this one coming. the nets aren't playing well. boston coming in, trying to get some revenge. they did. another interesting thing here is brooklyn. avery johnson was coach of the month in november as the nets got off to a great start, challenging the knicks. now there's talk, people i'm talking to are saying avery johnson could be on the hotseat. the owner of the nets may make a move at the head coach spot if they continue to struggle
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Dec 11, 2012 6:00pm PST
co-authored proposition 209 ending affirmative action preferences in the public sector. >> the state of california turns around and says we're going to ignore the federal law. the federal government doesn't seem to be doing anything about it. >> some people feel if anyone didn't go through the proper ses they don't belong here. it's a political view. i can't do anything about that. these are talented people. in the current era with all of the challenges we have in california we cannot afford to waste this kind of talent. >> one undocumented student taking that to heart. >> education is only way to help my family, myself, and to, you know contribute back to the society. >> again, about 200 students will benefit. it will cover only a portion of the fees, about $5,000. >> thank you. >> we're going to check live doppler 7 again in just a few minutes. >> the high tech features promising to make 49ers new stadium a state of the >>> 49er as noungsed a new partnership with sony. yes. sony will help a w.a partnership that will pull fans off the coach. >> what sony floonz bring to the party. >
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